July 3, 2012
School's out and super heroes are in! GenerationOn, Points of Light’s youth service enterprise, is empowering kids all over the country to use their summer to take action and make their mark through their summer 2012 campaign, "The World Needs More Community Action Heroes." With kids, young and old, flocking to movie theaters for superhero blockbusters, generationOn is harnessing that excitement and encouraging young people to join forces to do good this summer.
June 28, 2012
More than 5,000 leaders from the service sector came together this week to create new ideas for service, discuss challenges and work together to create solutions through the power of people at the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Chicago. Building on the turning point created in Chicago, it was announced today that the 2013 Conference will be held in Washington, D.C.
June 27, 2012
Washington, D.C. — A Billion + Change, a rapidly growing national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono and skills-based volunteer (SBV) services from corporate America, announced today that 200 companies have pledged an estimated $1.8 billion worth of skills-based services to help build nonprofit capacity. This keeps A Billion + Change on track to inspire 500 companies to create or expand a skills-based volunteer program in their workplace by 2013.
June 19, 2012
Chicago - Today, Points of Light honored three companies for their exceptional employee volunteer programs, leading the charge to inspire corporations to solve our communities’ largest challenges.
June 7, 2012
Chase Sponsors Service Project to Create Vegetable Gardens at Local Schools The National Conference on Volunteering and Service has a legacy of active engagement with its host cities’ communities. This year’s service program, Seeds for Change sponsored by Chase, showcases the Chicago motto “Urbs in Horto (City in a Garden)” as a model for how environmental and economic success can be achieved through service.
February 23, 2012
Points of Light today announced the launch of its new Leadership Partner Program to recognize and engage companies and business leaders whose social responsibility investments have resulted in significant advancement of its mission to inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action that changes the world.
January 24, 2012
Registration is now open for the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service, June 18-20 in Chicago. Convened by Points of Light, the Conference is the leading gathering of its kind, bringing together more than 5,000 service leaders to learn and cultivate new ideas for service, discuss challenges and work together to create solutions through the power of people.
January 19, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of Americans, including President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, marked the beginning of their year of service by honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and contributing their time, talent, voice and money to improve their communities on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Jan. 16. “Dr. King’s work and message, which impacted so many aspects of our society, are more pertinent today than ever before,” said Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light .
GenerationOn Welcomes New Leadership - Points of Light’s Youth Service Movement Welcomes Passionate, Dynamic Executive Director
January 17, 2012
Atlanta, January 17, 2011 — GenerationOn , the youth activation enterprise of Points of Light , has named Concetta Bencivenga as executive director. The global youth service movement ignites the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. With Bencivenga’s leadership experience and lifelong devotion to service, generationOn will continue its momentum into 2012, inspiring young people across the country to create positive change.
Points of Light Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer - New Addition Brings Entrepreneurial Drive and Lifelong Commitment to Service
January 17, 2012
Atlanta, Jan. 17, 2011 — Points of Light welcomes Al Carter as its new chief operating officer. Carter is a proven senior executive with broad management experience at a variety of unique organizations and operating environments for more than three decades. Carter’s appointment as COO comes at the opportune time to utilize his expertise to help mobilize 3.5 million people to use their time, talent, voice and money to create community change in 2012.
Nonprofits Awarded Grants to Engage Thousands in Service, Discussion on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
December 6, 2011
Atlanta, Dec. 6, 2011 – Six organizations have been awarded grants to lead service projects and dialogue on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community service that helps create change in communities across the country. All these organizations will bring communities together to bridge differences and address homelessness, hunger and poverty that American families and veterans face today.
November 10, 2011
Atlanta, Nov. 10, 2011 – Points of Light today called on the nation to honor the service of our military men and women by serving others. As part of its observance of Veterans Day and a year-round commitment to engaging and serving veterans, members of the military and their families, Points of Light reinforced the White House Joining Forces initiative by inviting Americans to take simple actions beginning on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, with a goal of generating five million acts of service by Veterans Day 2012.
November 7, 2011
New York City, Nov. 7, 2011 – Points of Light today helped kick-off the Opportunity Nation campaign, a broad-based, cross-partisan coalition of nearly 200 public, private, nonprofit, civilian and military organizations all working together to create and advocate for an agenda that provides better skills, quality jobs and stronger communities to all Americans.
November 3, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 3, 2011)—Today, nonprofit, corporate and government leaders will gather to mark a major milestone for A Billion + Change—a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars in skills-based and pro bono volunteer services to help build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to effectively meet community needs.
Spielberg, Hanks and Winfrey Join Forces with First Lady, Starring in Public Service Announcement Campaign Supporting Military Families
October 13, 2011
Washington, D.C. - In response to First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces program, a national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families, the entertainment industry’s Inter-Guild Joining Forces Task Force today released new public service announcements (PSAs) featuring Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey.